Mitacs Globalink Research Internships

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Program Information

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program offers funding for international senior undergraduate students from select countries and universities to perform research in Canada.

From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of UAlberta faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

During their internships, students participate in research projects under the supervision of outstanding faculty members, work with graduate students & research associates, and experience the many one-of-a-kind educational, social, and recreational opportunities Canada has to offer.

Globalink Research Internship (GRI) participants receive funding support for:

  • Flight to Canada
  • Transportation from airport in Canada to accommodations
  • Stipend for housing
  • Health insurance
  • Stipend for food and incidentals

More detailed information can be found on the Mitacs Globalink website.

University of Alberta International also provides GRI participants with full support for before, during and after their placement. Each intern is offered the following:

  • An in-person orientation/check-in
  • Facilitation of on-campus registration
  • Professional development seminars
  • Academic networking opportunities
  • An opportunity to present their research during a poster symposium

Each intern also has the option to participate in the following activities:

  • Trips to the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Banff, Jasper)
  • Weekly social programming
  • Cultural events offered in Canada's "Festival City"

For Faculty Members

The MITACS Globalink program places talented interns with UAlberta researchers. Learn about hosting an intern.

Please note: Only the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) program is overseen and administered by University of Alberta International. Mitacs does however have various programs that support both inbound and outbound research, some of which have similar names, so we will kindly clarify the following.

For Mitacs Accelerate or Globalink Research Awards (GRA) programs, please contact Mitacs directly as follows:

Accelerate International questions to

GRA questions may be directed to

Assistance with Accelerate or GRA immigration-related matters or invitation questions can be directed to University of Alberta's Immigration Services unit at

Questions regarding on-campus registration for visiting research interns whose stays are not directly coordinated by UAI can be directed to the Academic Visitor Office at